A cup of coffee a day during pregnancy probably won’t increase a woman’s risk of miscarriage or premature birth, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Until recently, studies have had conflicting findings about the effect of moderate caffeine consumption on pregnancy complications.
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Women who were pregnant between 1938 and 1971 were commonly given diethylstilbestrol (DES) by their doctors. DES is a synthetic estrogen. Doctors used to believe that DES helped to reduce the number of miscarriages and premature births that women were experiencing. If your mother was given DES, then you may experience some infertility problems or other health complications as a result.
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